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Sunday, June 14 • 12:00pm - 11:30pm
NATF Playhouse: The New Silence: A Poem for the New Climate

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THE NEW SILENCE:  A POEM FOR THE NEW CLIMATE.  By getting personal and little surreal the New Silence by award-winning playwright, Brian Price, uses humor, theater, childhood memories and edgy jazz to take on the thorny questions of climate change.  So often environmental issues are caught between economic wrangling, incomprehensible statistics and “we’re all gonna die” hyperbole.  But what do we really think is going to happen?  Are the ghosts of whales going to haunt us?  Are sirens going to go off and never stop?  Will we still have to mow the lawn?  Acclaimed actor and narrator, Dion Graham (THE WIRE and THE FIRST 48), and critically recognized actress and narrator, Jane Oppenheimer, join master jazz improvisationist, Jason Kao Hwang, on a musical and poetic odyssey through our greatest fears, doubts and fantasies about what’s going to happen next.  A powerful, soulful, unique, loving look at the strange new world to come.  Performed before a live audience at the Hear New Festival in Kansas City, June 8, 2019.  

Speakers
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Brian Price

Workshop 101 Faculty
Brian Price of Great Northern Audio Theatre is an award-winning writer and producer of original audio Fiction. He has written, directed and worked with audio theater groups across the country including Native Voices At the Autry, the Grist Mill, and the National Audio Theatre Festivals... Read More →
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Dion Graham

Voice Actor
Panelist 6/7, AUDIO Tonight! 6/8Dion Graham from HBO's The Wire, also narrates A & E's The First 48. An award-winning actor and narrator, he has performed on Broadway, off-Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series. An AudioFile Magazine Best Voice... Read More →
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Jason Kao Hwang

The music of Jason Kao Hwang (composer/violin/viola) explores the vibrations and language of his history. His compositions are often narrative landscapes through which sonic beings embark upon extemporaneous, transformational journeys. His most recent release Blood, performed by Burning... Read More →
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Jane Oppenheimer

Jane Oppenheimer is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University with a BFA in Theater. She has performed in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Regional theaters, as well as on television and film. Her voice-over work can be heard on commercials, corporate videos and theme park rides... Read More →


Sunday June 14, 2020 12:00pm - 11:30pm CDT
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